Crossrail as Catalyst: Realising regeneration around stations

On April 23rd, Future of London launched Crossrail as Catalyst at the King’s Fund. This new report examines how London communities can grasp the regeneration and development potential of Crossrail stations – and of future infrastructure projects. As with any major infrastructure project, part of Crossrail’s promise has been to generate or … [Read more...]

New anthology – London’s Transport Network: Adaptation and evolution

In Spring 2013, Future of London began looking at transport planning in London, and at how it can adapt to changes in demographics and urban form, and influence sustainable travel choices. In partnership with Transport for London, we ran a three-part seminar series – ‘London’s Transport Network: Adaptation and evolution’ – that examined adapting to … [Read more...]

Imagining the Future City: London 2062

Last week, we participated in the launch of Imagining the Future City: London 2062, a cross-sector anthology that approaches the question of London’s future. The book is the culmination of Future of London’s work on the London 2062 programme headed by UCL’s Grand Challenge on Sustainable Cities. In Spring 2012, we partnered with UCL to … [Read more...]

London 2062 book launch

What will London look like in fifty years’ time? In the spring of 2012, Future of London partnered with UCL’s Grand Challenge of Sustainable Cities to explore this question as part of their London 2062 programme. Housing, energy, transport and the economy were discussed and debated by leading academics and practitioners at a series of … [Read more...]

Doing More with Less: New FoL report on service delivery

On the eve of the June 2013 Spending Review, the Guardian Local Leaders Network published an interview with Michael More, outgoing chief executive at the City of Westminster. Among other comments on his tenure, More called for relief from central government’s austerity programme and the local-government cuts that come with it, warning of serious … [Read more...]

Localism in London: Report Launch

This morning we launched our report  at Portland, who supported its publication. The report is a main output of our Localism in London programme that has been investigating the potential implications of the localism agenda for the Capital through interviews, research seminars and a survey of local government officers across London. Anna … [Read more...]